Rhododendron minus var minus seed (Carolina Dwarf Rhododendron)

$4.25

An upright compact dwarf rhododendron from North America. Its flower buds are white, but age to an exquisite pink at its peak then age to a dark pink. Aka R. carolinianum

 

 

 

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Description

A charming compact broadleaf evergreen from the Eastern North America found mainly in the states of North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.  Funnel shaped deeply lobed flowers are the perfect hue of shell pink.  Sadly, there is no scent.

  • Seed Count: 25-30
  • Collection Date: Dec 2021
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Height and Width: 2m x 2m
  • Habitat: full to semi sun; well draining humus rich acidic moist soils.
  • Family: Ericaceae

How to germinate Rhododendron minus seeds

Rub peat moss through a 4mm screen to create fine lump free milled peat moss. Add 20/30 filter sand (10% content max) and greensand at 1 tbsp/gallon of medium). Moisten, blend well and fill pots/flats/WHT, tamp firm. Sprinkle seeds thinly on medium surface. Mist well. Give gentle warmth (20-25C). Lightly mist daily. Provide strong indirect light. Clear plastic cover helps maintain humidity and enhance germination /seedling survival by not letting medium desiccate. Seeds should germinate in 10 days. Never let seedlings nor medium dry out nor over water.  Prick out when large enough to handle into individual pots and grow on. Shallow rooted. Be warned seedlings have very fine hair like roots and can damage easily. Have pots ready to receive when transplanting to avoid roots from drying out.  Cuttings rarely strike, so seed is the best method of propagation.

 

Additional information

Weight 2 g